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"sion" Discussed on RiYL
"Things in with my son like it's try and keep the active and with my girls. I just try. And i try to bring it up. I like to talk about things. Like i'm a. I'm a person that i think you gotta say things out loud. It's important to say things out loud. Make statements of things that you've done take responsibility for your actions. Sion's it's important to the people that are infected by them so yeah So yeah i. I carry a lot of and some things never gonna be resolved. You can live with things. We can't resolve them like they're just you know you you you neglected to be a good parent and even if you realize that and came back and took over again. It's a little too late if you leave it for a long time you know So those are god. Yeah that's that's that's a good point. I mean this is why. I'm grounded tragic figures. I mean we all have our tragedies like you know and you live with them and you live with your laws in your mistakes. And that's all he can do is live with them and trying. Do better and try and make reparations for the failures. There's an interesting thing at play here. you know. it's something that i've thought about and I think is is something that is expressed in fiction in a lot of places because it is sort of a universal concept. The main character in this book is somebody in his. Would you say like late middle age. Maybe is at work later. Imaginable like my age sixty five and he's dealing with the very elderly parent. And i think that maybe not necessarily spoken out loud but there is a tension around the question of at what point in your life. Do you just like stop letting your parents for fucking you up you know and and and can you. Yeah i think yeah. I think people healthy to do with. Because you can't change it anyway so you might as well in and move on and it's funny like i mean with with me it's the opposite like i'm going to make kids and i'm like i'm like you know what i'm trying to like. Talk it out and they're like we're fine. It's fine just like get on your life but to me it's important to this important to address and it's important to talk about it and He he just he can't get over it and it's like maybe because he's had an easy spoiled life you know he's so he obsesses about these things whereas someone who had other bigger problems wouldn't obsess about but again it's like i say i say in the book like even small problems and i will. Problems are their problems. You know you have to deal with them. Otherwise they will mess up every aspect of your life so yeah I don't think he ever gets over anything really with his his tries to work it out but i don't think the some don't get resolved.
Evolve Sis! Evolve Bro! H.E.A.L. Sis/ HEAL Bro Series) - burst 7
"I definitely be the. He'll this is powerful to me. Because i said again i believe healed woman. He'll the people In a heal me and heal the nation. And i think that the sisters healing just not just coming together on instagram. Y'all like coming together for real like less respect each other for real less be communities for each other And that is living out your purpose. So i just wanna thank you for Bringing us back to that space where we remember while we need each other absolutely and we always want to sign a light on our lights and stars and so we know that michelle is doing amazing things. So i would just like for user. Tell us what some of those are at how we can support to. Well thank you again. My business is malawi's house in it's a healing wellness business. I like to throw that in there. i just became recently of being comfortable with saying that you know and walking and as a light and being a healer and sometimes you don't feel comfortable with sharing that but i feel comfortable in this so what we do at malawi's house. We provide berthing supplies. Birth kids and postpartum kerry essentials and Just recently became a holistic dula. So that is another service that will be at it to Malawi's house yes. Hey excited diving a little bit deeper into the service part of what we were talking about earlier. And would you like me to share where everyone can find us absolutely and we always played links to all of our wonderful guests in the episode details On apple podcasts. Spotify youtube so but definitely tell us where to find. Uk absolutely. You can find us at malawi house. Www dot we are malawi's house dot com in malawi is spelled m. a. l. a. w. i s. and in house h. o. u. s. And you can find us on instagram and facebook at malawi's
The God Who Suffers: How Far God Will Go for Man's Salvation
"The title of my message is the god who suffers when we think of god. We consider the fact that got us. Writers got his holy got his loving. And god is good. But here's something else to consider about. God as we focus on the death of jesus god has suffered. Why would anyone want to suffer if they didn't have to but he did suffer. I mean he didn't have to. He didn't want to but he chose to suffer. Listen to is as description of what jesus who was god in human form went through when he died on the cross in isaiah fifty three we read. He was despised and rejected by men. A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. He is born our grief and carried our sorrows yet we esteemed him stricken smitten by god and afflicted. He was wounded for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment for our peace was upon him and by his stripes. We are. He'll he was a man of sorrows or suffering. That was jesus. But why did god suffer answer because he loved and he loves and that means it he enters into are suffering as well he enters into the suffering of those who've lost loved ones he enters into the suffering of any person who is in pain of some kind. You need to know that god cares. God understands god suffers. He understands what you are going through. So if you're going through any kind of suffering no this you're not alone. Jesus has been there and he's walked in your shoes. Listen to this passage in hebrews two. It says it was necessary for jesus to be meet in every respect like us. His brothers and sisters so he could be are merciful and faithful high priest before god and then he could opera sacrifice it would take with the sins of the people since he himself is gone through suffering. Mt sion is able to help us when we are being attempted. So you're saying. I'm being tempted right now. I'm going through hardships right now. I've been abandoned by people i love. Jesus has been there. He knows what it's like say. I've lost a loved one. He knows what that's like. So you're not alone and you're suffering but why did jesus have to suffer and die. Couldn't he have just expired. In a simple way to be scourged and beaten up the beard pulled from his face to the up to be insulted and mocked and ridiculed and humiliated. Why did he have to die. Such a cruel death. Listen to this because there was no other way dissatisfy. The righteous demands of god. God plays by his own rules and he said the soul that's in shows shirley die and the scripture teaches without the shedding of blood. There is no forgiveness of sins in the old testament when they would sacrifice by various animals. That was a foreshadowing of things that were to come. It's unlike the death of jesus was sort of added onto that. Dan rather was pointing toward the death. Of jesus jesus was the fulfillment of all of those sacrifices as john. The baptist said of christ. He's the lamb of god. Who takes away. The sin of the world. So jesus was the fulfillment of at all all of those things where foreshadowing something to come or i could more accurately say someone to come and that someone was jesus. Listen to this calvary shows how far men will go and sin and how far god will go for man's salvation limb repeat that cavalry or the cross shows how far men will go in their sin and also how far god will go for men salvation. Jesus knew he was going to die from the very beginning and he spoke of it often. No one took his life. He laid it down of his own accord. Jesus lived in the shadow of the cross. From the moment he entered the world. Sometimes people think across was sort of an aberration or tragic turn of events where everything sort of went off the rails. No that's not it at all if that was the plan. That was the master plan. Or should i say the master's plan i remember when i was a kid and i would watch movies about jesus and i was fascinated by jesus even as a young boy. My grandmother used to have a portrait of christ hanging on her wall. And i would just look at that many times then think about jesus and whenever there was a movie about him i would watch it with great interest and i was fascinated by him but i always thought the story ended battling are that someone should rewrite this story. You see because everything is going in a perfect trajectory here comes jesus born of the virgin mary. performing miracles healing people raising the dead doing wonderful things. The greatest teachings ever heard he has a group of followers and then he gets arrested on charges and he's crucified in. Yeah he rose but still. That's not good. I didn't like that story but that is the story. That is the greatest of all stories. That was the purpose he came for. But how can something so senseless and so cruel have any purpose answer. It was the ultimate purpose and it had the ultimate beanie god. The father was the master of ceremonies at the cross. Let me repeat that again god. The father was a master of ceremonies at the cross. Sometimes people like to place the blame of the death of jesus at the feet of the jews. They'll say the jews killed him sometimes used to justify anti semitism which is always wrong but it was the fault of the jews. It wasn't a fall in particular of the romans. Listen you want to get real technical. Theological god sent. Jesus die on the cross. It was his plan. In fact the scripture tells us and isaiah fifty three ten. It was the will of the lord to crush him. He has put him degree. Romans eight thirty two. God did not spare his own son but he gave him up for us. All and then over in romans three twenty five. God put christ forward by his blood to be received by faith. And i see a fifty three ten yet. It pleases the father. Bruce him he is. Put him to that please. The father to bruce him. How could the father be pleased by. The death of his son. Only wasn't pleased by his death in particular. He wasn't pleased by the suffering. He wasn't pleased by the pain. Christ's went to. The father was pleased by the redemption. That was accomplished. He was pleased that the eternal plan of salvation was now fulfilled. He was pleased that the sacrifice of his son was complete and many of us can now believe in him for all the evil in the crucifixion. It brought about an infinite good.
Tickets Required To View Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, Changes Made To Other Holiday Traditions In New York City This Year
"Of spiking covert, Rachel need a ticket division, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. We'll have substantial presence out there from NYPD and other agencies, Mayor de Blasio says traffic lanes will be closed off, and there will be no public access for Wednesday night's tree lighting ceremony, all all part part of of an an an effort effort effort to to to limit limit limit crowds crowds crowds and and and prevent prevent prevent visits visits visits to to to the the the Christmas Christmas Christmas tree tree tree from from from becoming becoming becoming super super super spreader spreader spreader events. events. events. Sion's Sion's Sion's way way wearing wearing a a mess. mess. We're washing our hands, but we have to live, too. I'm
"sion" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"An eye out on your kids. So the reason we asked this G is that many carmakers and now including parental controls on new vehicles, and they would allow parents to see how safely their teens are driving. If this would have been available to you for baby G and Sion, would you have used it? Nope. Why I would not use it, but I I have heard. I have heard that there's something on that you're able to put on cars now. For the insurance company. So for the information to go right to the insurance company, and it would help, you know, drive down the prices Now, any time I can get a good deal, I'm all forward. If it's not for a good deal, I don't believe in all of the tracking apse of knowing where your kids are in all those things, and here's why. Truly do believe in free agency of even Children in kids. Now, don't get me wrong if they're, you know, five years old 10 years old 11. You want to know where they are? Hopefully, I mean, I don't know my kids and even have a cell phone at that time, but you want to know where they are in that situation, but I'm just saying if they could become teenagers I always felt that given them the free agency to decide and have a trust in and what they're doing and not doing was all up to them because You can. You can lie like kids. And then by the way, parents, you know you're talking about cell phone and technology. Guess what your kid's way ahead of you way ahead of you is true technology. So you could put all the tracking devices on their all you want, in my opinion that sets the child up. To lie even faster, So I'm rather want to teach them free agency consequences in that way. And Ursula, you've heard me talk to my kids before. I'm not exactly the easiest for my kid. No, you're You're pretty tough. Just given when I could hear you from down the hallway when you were talking to one of us Like what? Okay, but So let me just explain how this would work, though, And then maybe you would change your mind because I could see at least for one of my kids. It might have helped me And I would say this may be right as they turned 16 and their new drivers. You know, because you're supposed to have you know they're not supposed to have additional kids in there. I don't want You know, it would be good to know if they are speeding or doing crazy things so In 2016. General Motors started incorporating a system that you can basically get a digital report card at the end of each of your drives, so this report card would include Maximum speed. Distance driven number of speed warnings that were issued wide open throttle events forward collision alerts forward automatic braking occurrences in traction control applications, and even as much as you could set maximum volume on the stereo. My kid would not like that, or disable it entirely until seat belts are fastened. So now. Knowing that does that change your mind at all and again? Think of when your kids were New drivers. Mm um, when they were new drivers and right now, my Zion, he drives the same car. Um, you get him. You get him, Emmanuel. You get a manual because for some reason, you have to behave automatically a lot better with the manual Didn't with an automatic vehicle, right? Your your concentration is Maura and you have to do But even still all of those things that you just talked about Ursula. If that helps drive the insurance down, cause that insurance payment and we gotta pay for these kids is just Don't want to say it's criminal, but it's just it feels not fair, right is like when you finally like. Wait a minute. Is that for six months? No, no, sir. That is for every single month. Oh, my goodness. So if I can get that And you could help drive down the insurance price. I'm all for it. But I said I'm going to challenge just the way you you discuss. You said you believe in free agency, but we also talked about You know you believe in free agency. But let's just say our kids in college and may we've talked about how brains are not fully developed. When your college you're going to do things even though you shouldn't be doing things. Car is a big responsibility and if if I could have some information, because I don't know what's happening when they're away from me. Could you know when they're driving with me? I would. Absolutely no. And I could give him, you know. Advice as it was happening, but we don't know what happens when we're not there. So if you could look at it is not a punitive thing, but actually an instructive thing. Say, Hey, it looks like you know, some of these things are happening or You know, if you don't wear your seat belt, your car is gonna move and these can establish good habits early on. What about using it as an incentive rather than a way to punish your kids. So you know if you can improve your driving habits or If you can actually show me that you can go a full week without doing something unsafe. You know, you gain these privileges or I'm gonna turn the report card off. What about using? It isn't positive incentive. Well, there you go. So instructive or a positive incentive. Absolutely. And for me if I could get a big insurance discount Because one of these APS would help monitor the driving and help give that kind of feedback. Heck, yah! Well, it's a privilege. I mean, it is a privilege to drive at that age. You know how you're not running. The new two cars came out in the nineties, right like Nissan Maximus and can't get into the automatic seat belt deal. They just kind of comes on. Then you ever see people automatically like sit sit in front of the seatbelt, because look, they don't. They don't want to wear the seat belt. That's kind of how I feel about this. Like People either want to wear it or they don't want to wear it. And it's the kids in the car won't drive unless the seat belt is fastened. Okay, the kid just grab a seat belt and put it on and he sits behind it, but he or she sits behind it. But I just would hope that again. Kids learn to do things and I do like the incentive. I do like to be instead of base, and maybe they can get an allowance from doing well after a monthly report. I think those are great, but I just want to leave on this last note. Shut out to the preacher's kids in the world because I had some friends that were preacher kid could just kids and I gotta tell you They get in the most trouble out of anybody I've ever known in my life. There was always in the middle of something. Okay, Still ahead. We do need to talk. We need to talk about leftovers. Yes, Leftovers is going to be a big conversation on.
"sion" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5
"Only pay for what you need. Customizing. Save with liberty Mutual insurance term by trunk Lines North. Exit nine. An accident's been cleared truck would wanna nine sampan slowdowns in Jersey City, 24 east is heavy and summit 18 north down the broken out truck in the right lane. At Spring Valley Road and Old Bridge Watch for delays of red Nine and over is North coming up towards very road and also grid nine south and how in Lakewood and Water Main Repairs Continue. 35 North and Toms River in the right lane between holiday road in Washington Avenue Still of roadwork, leaving New Jersey on the lower level. George Washington Bridge. Tom Rivers NEWJERSEY traffic North. Elmira, New Jersey, Traffic South. So 206 is still closed South found in the sh among area at Sion Lake, and it's basically on the south bound side close from 5 41 Stokes Road through to add Sion Road. Now it's back to the most directions on ly a two lane roads, So when you have one side closed off, you have to alternate traffic in the other direction, So it's about a mile in each direction that you're backed up. I would just stick with that. It's not too bad of a delay. And then you detour around that's going to take your while to 95 North Found is going to be a little tough for you and Hamilton. Add route 33 exits 63, The left Lane is being cleared of roadwork. South on to 95. It's backed up from black horse Pike down through to route 42 at exit. 26 70 eastbound Busy Anya and the Marlton area Traffic every 15 minutes. Next report at 3 48 on the jersey when a 1.5 New Jersey Want a 1.5 instant weather. Hurricane Epsilon out in the middle of the Atlantic is a big nothing for New Jersey maybe some rough surf later this week, but that's it. We've got lots.
"sion" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5
"These covert hot spot states, what did your job do about you coming in or not? 1 800 to 831 a 1.5 at 3 18, New Jersey Fast traffic. Well, the traffic on the turn by truck lanes is slowing down a bit still north down just before he did. Nine. It's a crash. Still there in the left lane. This report is sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance for your only pay for what you need. Nobody should have to pay for one size fits all insurance. Liberty Mutual customize your insurance. So you only pay for what you need, Customize and save with liberty Mutual insurance. Still pretty good along the Garden State Parkway activity. 70 Weston Harrison a bit slow truck route 19. Sal Pan traffic in Jersey City, 24. Building up a bit coming in towards 78. We have a broken down truck on 18 north at Spring Valley Road, an old bridge route nine through liquid and house. Um, slow traffic and water. Make repairs 35 North and Tom's Over near Holiday Road. It's the right lane is closed. Still watch for road work on the lower level. George Washington Bridge. Tom Rivers NEWJERSEY Traffic North. Elmira, New Jersey traffic self? Yeah, we still have. 206 basically closed off it at Sai On Lake on the South bound side. There's an accident blocking that South bound Lee and it's only a two lane road there, you know, And in this German area, we're going to be a backed up for about a good mile in each direction. You might be better off just sticking with the detour to get around it or just going with at Sion Lake at Sion Road to Stokes to 5 41. 73 is jammed at the Coney pal Meyer a bridge and across the span, leaving New Jersey But you're also a little busy coming into New Jersey under route 90 and won t let you know about Mercer counties to 95 North bound at Route 33 exits. 63. The left Lane is closed off for repairs until five o'clock and one a little busy right by older Navin Trenton, and that's south Pound where we have some Good work in the right lane is closed off traffic every 15 minutes. Next.
"sion" Discussed on Historiografía Mexicana [Libros de Historia de México]
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Jamaican Monetary Policy: Behind The Music
"So, we called up the Central Bank of Jamaica ask what was going on with their music video and they put us in touch with Wayne, Robinson in economist and deputy governor at the Central Bank of Jamaica. Hello Wayne you're here with us now thanks for joining us I very basic question. What does the Central Bank of Jamaica do okay. Have you heard about the fit? The US. I'm sure. Yes. The equivalent of the US Fed Meka. Responsible for overseeing the financial system. Are also responsible for monetary policy. The issuing of notes and coins so I was on twitter. kind of scrolling through very distressing stories and I saw something that you posted on the Jamaican. Central. Bank. And it was like. It was all these dancers and it was like it was like a music video. Yes, think you are speaking to our, what was I looking at? Okay, the government took a policy decision. As part of its economic reform program. Transitioning or monetary policy framework and our and our monetary policy strategy. To what is called A full-fledged inflation targeting strategy. This innocence see what you're saying now is exactly like that is the kind of language I expect out of a central bank right I mean, it's very, it's very technical. Word. And precisely you're. I think you're not alluding to the challenge we face then. How do we break down just what I said to you? In language that. Every single individual can understand and can appreciate. And that was a challenge. Tour Pr Department and one of the things nor Jamaica. You knew that we're a country that is renowned and we love music and the PR department. decided to try to capitalize on this to try to tell the story in a language that everybody's speaks and everybody understands that language is is music particularly Reagan music music videos with like dancing and like everybody's talking about inflation rates. Yes. and. It's the what is it the low stable and predictable inflation? Predictable inflation. And inflation just it's it's the amount that prices rise. So inflation really high that means prices are going up a lot and and people get really scared because they're saving starts to be feel less valuable. Also. Begin to worry. So, then they will then go back on their investments as well. So that will affect employment and growth I feel like for time at least at the Central Bank of the US, there was sort of an effort made to be as cryptic as possible. The idea of clearly communicating monetary policy so that everyone can understand like that's actually not that's pretty new. Roof central banks. To recognize this imperative. And, a number of central banks have tried to change their approach. But I think coming out of the global financial crisis where one of the major challenges encountered was that are traditional tools of monetary policy I. Think Right across the globe central banks recognize that we had to augment those traditional tools and in a context we're not sion's where the market expectations and with an auditor man's. Rations really matter a lot. The central banks came to the realization that the hot to then a just how they communicate in order to affect those very same expectations with our which are important. Central banks they're known for being very formal, very stuffy cryptic, and even though there has been some movement away from that like you guys have just gone like totally in the other direction I mean this is like speedy. It's like exuberant and fun and people are dancing at it's just like so it's like the opposite of everything I associate with central banks. That was a deliberate strategy because we're. At the outset, the first thing that we needed to do was to grab people's attention. Because other say economics monetary policy issues tend to be very critic very boring very to use your term Recoba crosses as has been very stuffy. So we had to radically change that. So this is the first step was to grab attention. And then the knicks fees then was to then try and break down don't issues to do that. We had to do something radical. I feel like one of the things that central banks really try to do it's very important for them to be taken seriously because there's a lot of trust that is necessary in a banking system. was there any worry that like this might make people trust the central bank glass that it might seem like less serious? No No. No. That wasn't our concern really because, okay. One thing you really recognize with a need to connect to people. You can't build that trust unless you create a bridge on this, you meet that connection. And so this was the main strategy that we thought was necessary to make that connection in order to build that trust. Do you think other central banks should take a page from you guys and be More fun more accessible or sure almost definitely. But the precise strategy the precise methode would be a function of the audience that they're targeting. Are you in? Are you in Kingston Right now? Yes. The capital. Yes. Are you working from home? Are you going to the office now Willa? Combination? Some days in some days I I work from home. One of the strangest thing is that coming into the office? You're virtually alone here. Because we have minimal staff that that comes in. Do you Miss Your Coworkers Oh? Yes. Oh yes. The coffee breaks the chops accommodate. Over coffee. Yes. That's sort of camaraderie dot a about various direct social interaction. And the two should know we are thinking of ways you know to. Sort of encourage this evening this virtual world. Well, thank you so much for making the time I. so appreciate it. That's that's my pleasure. Stacey. Yambio. Nation.
US health chief to visit Taiwan
"Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Cesar is in Taiwan due to meet with President Sion Wang, along with other health officials
How to get out of a lease
"So. Pushes getting to shop now. And more and more people are under extreme financial stress. And aren't going to be able to pay their apartment rent. A number of landlords who reached accommodations with people. On? allowing people not to make payments for a period of time, a lot of jurisdictions around the country put in moratoriums on Vic, Sion's but those things one by one or falling by the wayside. So the question is, what do you do when it feels like you have no options, and you're facing the possibility of an addiction or something along those lines in an apartment. You're renting so. You need to start planning in two phases. As quickly as you can one. Is You need to think through where you can go next so that you don't end up in a situation of homelessness if there's any way to avoid it. And so possibility is a so often. The case is temporarily moving in with relatives. If that's an option or moving in with friends, something like that. That's where most people end up landing at least temporarily. And that is just the practical part of where you have a roof over your head. The second thing is the financial risk. Of you vacating an apartment. Early terminating a leased. Or being evicted. You want to avoid eviction if possible because an eviction comes with it, world of troubles where you end up going into databases as someone who's been through innovation. And the Landlord Ken Seeker Judgment Against You for an ugly amount of money. That will follow you around for years to come. So! At a time where things feel overwhelming I, need for you to be active, not passive. And what you need to do. Is Stay in constant touch with your landlord. Let them know that you still are without enough hours. You have no job or you don't have enough income. And you would like to help them. Find a new tenant for your unit. And landlords appreciate that obviously because they want the rent to continue. And so you actively helping the landlord? Tenant is very key making sure the places all tra- tidy and neat if they want to show it to a prospective tenant. Doing everything you proactively can. To reduce financial harm to the landlord. Greatly reduces the financial harm to you. And so doing what you can, that eliminates their problem. Eliminates your problem in terms of the financial legal side. With landlords if you're in a lease. In most states if that property remains vacant for the remainder of the lease legally in most states, you're liable for all those remaining months of rent. The landlord. Has, to show that they have actively attempted to re rent the property, but the liability you would have potentially could be the entire remaining Rep. And so again you're looking at financial cost. You're looking at a legal action against you leading potentially to judgment, and that's why I know. It's hard when you're getting pummeled different ways when you're facing unemployment. That's why you have to come up with that energy. To do what you can to help that landlord. It's so key that you. Do everything you can as almost like a quasi leasing agent for that landlord. To try to get that place, we rented and avoid the legality of an addiction. And do what you can to reach accommodations with the landlord that worked for both of you in a situation that. Is Tough for both of you particularly huge percent of rentals in the United States or properties owned by. An individual or small group, it's not the giant impersonal landlords. And they are hurting when you're hurting and helping each other is key to both of you doing better going forward.
"sion" Discussed on KGO 810
"They buy and sell of the wrong times and so far And so you pull out 40 grand a year out of a $1,000,000 ness take according to the financial services industry, That's pretty pathetic. If that's an area for one, K, you're only netting 30,000 and 25% bracket. Most of those asset managers charge at least 1% asset management fee on that $1,000,000. That's another 10 grand a year in fees. So if you pull out 40 you really only netting about 20,000 or 2% after taxes and fees. That's pretty ridiculous. I would rather have a $1,000,000 nest egg that I can pull out 80,000 year on his tax free or 100,000 year in tax free. How much more is 80,000 than 40,000 is twice as much? If you have to pay tax on the 40 and fees, nearly netting 2%. How much more is 8%? The do percent and people say, Well, there's fees on your favorite vehicle dug the laser fund. I'm subtracting all the fees that 10% is net. After fees. It's tax free. And so this is what we do for many, many people is we increase their necks spendable retirement income by double, sometimes triple, sometimes quadruple. And so when you understand the strategy is the question is when is it too late? It's never too late to do this. We have helped On the average 65 year old people is our average person. That we help optimize assets and minimize taxes. If we can engage somebody at age 55 that's a better but you really need 5 to 10 years to let the magic work and people are working longer. I would suggest that maybe you consider not retired at age 65 or 70 if you want to keep working and so forth. But folks, you need to be smart about what you do with your money to make sure his liquid safe and predictable rates of return and totally tax free. And so you know, if you're waiting until age 55 or 60 to start really accumulating money, you better be ready to sock away. Maybe 20 to 30% of your income. But many times as an asset optimization specialist. I would help people sort of resurrected duck Sion's out of deductions they'd been killing on reposition assets in order to accumulate an extra 1,000,000 bucks. I don't have time in this segment to explain that. But folks if you are duped into taking required minimum distributions are you think I raised for him in case all the way to go? You need to join us for an educational webinar. You'll be blown away on what is far far.
How Do Cuttlefish Work?
"Cuttlefish are among my favorite aquatic animals. Because they are smart and cute as heck. If you dig tentacles they belong to the class of molluscs called cephalopods along with squid and octopuses cephalopod meaning head foot in Latin thus named because these creatures feet arms really encircle their heads several pods have been around for about five hundred million years much longer than most other marine life including fish. And there's some of the smartest animals in the sea and even in this group of smart animals. The cuttlefish stands out for its intelligence more than one hundred twenty species of fish call. Earth's waters home. They can be found in virtually all Sion's although they do tend to migrate to deep areas during the winter before returning to shallow waters and reefs in spring and summer to mate. They're identified by their eight short arms and two longer tentacles. They also have a hidden weapon underneath. The cuttlefish is many arms lies a razor sharp beak much like that of your average parrot. This tool allows the cuttlefish to knock on crab mollusks and other hard shelled animals. And it's extra effective because it's sports a toxin designed to freeze pray in their tracks once bitten and cuttlefish are masters of camouflage similar to the Chameleon cuttlefish can change their color and texture to blend into their surroundings. But that's not the half of it. Researchers found that they can freeze their camouflage Palette by locking hundreds of tiny structures and their skin in place for up to an hour all this without consuming any energy from their main nervous system to stay in place sorta like an e reader that lasts a long time between charges because only uses juice when you turn the page. A cuttlefish only expend energy when they change the pattern. This trick allows them to hold their disguise. For long periods to avoid being detected or eaten it also helps some snatch their prey by allowing them to remain almost invisible as they wait for fish and crustaceans to come by they. Also use patterns to communicate with or sometimes trick other cuttlefish in the world of cuttlefish mating. The big brawny males usually win the female. Codfish BY SCARING OFF smaller males but every once in a while. A smaller mail gets his chance he can do this. By splitting his colors to show typically female patterns on the side of his body facing a larger male while showing masculine patterns to the female of choice then he sidled up to her and commences mating before the other male has figured out however when the odds are a little more. Even cuttlefish aren't afraid to brawl. Scientists have long known that cuttlefish are capable of aggressive behavior but twenty eleven footage captured this behavior in the wild rather than in the laboratory in this footage a male and female cuttlefish heff just finished meeting another male tries to steal her way he succeeds at first but then the first male follows them for awhile and finally strikes back. The two male start fighting flashing INC biting in showing other types of angry cuttlefish behavior. This is interesting because it confirms that. The aggressive behavior was based on mutual assessment rather than self-assessment when applying game theory models in other words. The cuttlefish didn't determine its actions based only on its own strength but also on considering the capabilities of sparring partner to that takes a lot more thought than simply throwing Braun around further. This discovery might prove to be a valuable way to learn more about the cognition and aggression of other animals. Also cuttlefish can count twenty sixteen. Study plays fifty four. Different Pharaoh cuttlefish tank along with a transparent to chambered box each side of the box contained a different quantity of shrimp to eat forcing each To choose the better deal. The two researchers changed the shrimp ratio each time and even played around with larger
Coronavirus Casts A Pall Over Cruise Industry At Height Of Booking Season
"Diamond Princess cruise ship has become a symbol of global health nightmare. So far more than one hundred and seventy passengers have contacted the corona virus about about thirty. Six hundred people remain on board. The ship quarantined in waters off the coast of Japan. Passengers are largely confined to their rooms where they have to remain for at least another week and as the spectacle plays out on television and social media. The cruise industry is really starting to take a hit. Here's NPR's Yuki Noguchi Diamond Princess Passenger. David David Abel has been documenting life in quarantine. Medical staff doing checkups through the night. Small boats faring supplies of food and medicine. He told Britain's channel Channel Four News. Twenty four seven will not allow to open the door until there is an and they bring the food to us other than that we all like prisoners keeping the spread of the virus contained in those close quarters is not only a big medical and logistical challenge. It could also take a big bite out of the cruise line business. This money's Luthra is president and CEO of a deceased solutions. A Miami software company that handles bookings for cruise companies. Everybody's out Lizard says about ten days ago reservation started to plummet. We started to see it with the flight bookings I everything started getting canceled especially the Asia and now on the crew sign. I mean we've seen about a forty percent drop. I want to say that's happening amid what's supposed to be peak. Season Luther himself is scheduled to embark on crews out of Sydney in a week. Originally he was the poster fly through Hong Kong. He routed to avoid that virus hot zone he says he still loves cruising but cannot imagine spending weeks castaway and hold up with his two kids. I know how to explain it to my six year for my eight year old. Why can't use that rule. China makes up a small but growing segment of the forty five billion dollar cruise industry. Emily only flippin is a senior analyst with the Motley fool and that really was supposed to be a boon for the cruise line industry in China. This is a major setback. Another cruise liner Holland. America's Westerdam's has been drifting around Asia. It's been denied entry at five ports in spite of the fact that it has no confirmed cases the virus but the cruise line industry associations. Brian Salerno says this outbreak is an isolated issue the senior vice president of maritime policy. He says he expects Little Long. Term damage clearly not very widespread problem within the cruise industry. Right now the industry has taken precautions. Sion's screening anyone who's sick or recently traveled to China or been in contact with someone there plus argues. The ships themselves are safe because medical title care is on board so when you take a cruise on a cruise ship. You're traveling with your hospital in a sense gene. Sloan a writer for the point guy. A travel website says the cruise. He's industry has shaken off worst. Crises in the past. Remember the dramatic sinking of the cost Concordia. That killed thirty two people trying to a lot of speculation. You know this is GonNa Kill the cruise business. Every year brings a new challenge. NOROVIRUS Zeka hurricanes or loss of power. Sloan says the cruise industry has grown own through them. All so this virus too
Jamie Loeb on not letting results define her
"Hey everyone listening the tennis dot Com podcast with American pro. Love Jamie Lobe. She's telling us about the ups and downs of her career on the pro tour. Keep listening you mentioned a team now. We know that here in midland joined by Ed Germain Jenkins. He has worked the past with Naomi Osaka so kind of a semi famous name. What's that experience been like? Yeah you know. I was super excited when I heard that he is going to be kind of charged me during preseason and this year. USDA and You know really grateful to have him and his experience. I really like working working with him. And I you know we agree on Pretty much everything and just seeing his You know point of view on certain things and even asking him questions about you know oh players at the top level what are they doing differently But yeah like you know between owning than he was hitting partner so he's had quite the resume and it's pretty the Cool to be around him. Is there anything. That's kind of stuck out that. He said that he has probably they're used or you know the top players did that. You were like that resonated did with you because you know sometimes coaches can say something and sometimes it doesn't stick but it just depends on how someone says it. I think more so when we're talking about things thinks he's looking at big picture and for me He's you know he's like top hundred fifty like when we're working on things after matches like look if you want to get to this level like doc. This isn't gonNA fly or like you need to get better at this so I think it's good putting things in perspective because it's so easy to focus on the now instead of you know and maybe like three six like one year Threes there six months down the road or a year down the road and I think he always like just brings back so for me until I kind of get Outta my head and stop thinking about now but thinking about okay. What's GonNa be what's going to make me better for the next six months to a year from now it's challenging though because as you've been ranked as high as as the one thirties right? You've been up there she you know but then rankings change and every year is different. He's a bad your last year. How have you managed to cope with expectations? Sion's probably your own because you only fears in. You're still very young but you can kind of get sick of it right. Yeah I feel like a veteran at this point. Irene in is rolling her eyes at me. 'cause I've been playing also since junior is but fulltime. I think it's about five years now. Something like that How injury last year and then confidence one away and it just took a while and then from that wasn't enjoying being on core and then I was just trying to force things and then all of a sudden when I least expected I go and win a tournament when I really didn't think I was going to or really didn't want to be there and then things just change? It just takes one match one tournament for everything to change but at the same time you know these common things not enjoying playing and being out there that kind of creeps in when you're not doing well and you kind of have to take the time to realize like look. Do I need a break or can I push through. And that's kind of the battle. I had last last years well last year you were also I mean. We also have to mention the fact that you made finals here. Two years ago two years ago. Yes so last year. You were defending finals points and unfortunately lost to Mattie second round had a tough drugs we played each other the year before so I mean just that many points and you know losing early in that match in that tournament when you're defending finals. I mean that can also change your year lot and that was was that probably the the biggest amount of points accrue that you were defending ever I believe so. Yeah those definitely I think the most I've had to defend so. Yeah that was. It's tough and then two weeks later. I sprained my ankle. So yeah and that was. That was a struggle learned a lot throughout that time. Time but Ended up playing a couple tournaments when I definitely should not have and then ended up having to take two months off so everything was kind of pushed back. In that time frame I did have more points coming off and then by the time I came back I just I was not confident at all. So there's a slight turning point then in October when you one in Dallas Tonight your your eighth idea which is what were you thinking before. I mean if we didn't want to be there you don't WanNa play and then you end up winning. It doesn't really. I don't quite understand. Yeah it's crazy how things happen I go up a set and four one and One of the US coaches Jordan. Belga was there with me After I got four one turn to him and I'm like I don't WanNa be here anymore and I think his face was like And then of course so I lost next two games but then I ended up. I think winning four and three and from that match or Mike Okay and then I honestly started playing better With each match I think just mentally. I wasn't in a good place going into it and part of me was thinking I might call it a year after that tournament. I actually spoke to Irena a little bit Prior prior to that. I'm like what shed Douche stop now but maybe I can do well. Maybe I can get points. It's just that constant vicious cycle of points money any but then you kinda lose yourself and kind of like self love and self care. Yeah funny should mention that I remember last year I made up behind the racket. Post host and I remember getting a message from you. And it was one of those moments where vicious like girl I've been there we I've been through it. You know let's have a phone phone call and not taking credit for your win but you know we did speak before that credit for that. I don't know it was all you but You Know I. I don't feel like I asked this question enough but I I'm curious. What is it that drives you to keep going? I think for me. I'm stubborn than sons. Were like I I just. I don't know I want to or maybe not stubborn aware but like I just want to start like if I start something like I i WanNa finish it and I WANNA say like look I gave it my all and I don't think I was like ready to stop. Maybe I should have taken a actual break or a as long enough break. I don't really think I took any break but I think I'm just so motivated to do well and prove to myself that like look I can and do this and I think I just love the competition and I'm just really determined with everything I do but I just know myself and I know I wouldn't be satisfied if if I were to stop because at the end of the day like I do love competing and giving myself a chance and I don't WanNa look back and say I didn't do that or fulfill that no stone left unturned right. Yeah right no regrets no regrets. Do you ever feel like maybe the motivation might be. Or how do you stay motivated to be like okay. Maybe the next tournaments my right one the next thing is going to turn around or do you ever just think like. Why am I doing this combination of all of that? Sometimes I'm like. I don't know what's going to happen this week week. Someone like all right. I got this but then I lose first round and some weeks like Dallas. I'm like I don't want to be here and win the tournament. So honestly it's a coin flip live like your mind is You know it's crazy what your mind can do but sometimes you know thinking that way it kind of takes pressure off of you and you just go in with no expectations. I think I've learned to try not to define myself as a person With my results. It's really hard to and you know I'm a perfectionist. I WanNa do well and everything and I wanNA win and succeed. But I've done a better job of just separating myself and then the tennis player and I think that's a big thing by yeah week after week. I feel like the mentality just changes depending where you are to you like. There's some places you know may not want to go to so then you're like Like am I really motivate and other places I guess Midland. I'm highly motivated here because I really enjoy by the people in the crowd so mike always up for. But even when you're down you still have to find a way to kind of persevered through that and do you feel ever pressure. Sure from like maybe your support system family or your sister or USDA to keep going even though maybe sometimes you want to break. I sure I think I tend to care too much with other people. Say and think. And that's kind of a downfall going to please everybody and then I end up not pleasing myself and doing something for myself ourself. So I've battled with myself with that I don't think it's necessarily on anyone. It's just how I feel and you know maybe sometimes my family you know they're always watching me or following and sometimes it's a lot and you know it is pressure but I've grown up doing that and living through that hat so I kind of expected by now but I just need to do a better job of just being like it doesn't matter what anyone else things just matters how I feel if I'm happy if I feel like I'm doing the right thing. Then that's all that matters happy. I love hearing that. I don't hear that enough from tennis players. I mean it's it's so result base driven. You know you get so so many e- even last night you know after you win your match or whatever the first question is you know how you feel second question did you play. How'd you play? And then the third question is typically. Well you play this person next like you know it's never like you go ahead and enjoy this win. Take this moment and I remember last night. You know you asked me you were like hey. Do you want to know who you play next like. Nah I just WanNa and I just want to enjoy this one a little bit maybe just process acid and yeah I can totally relate to what you're saying about you know your whole life. You're just you're just a tennis player. Yeah everyone when you go to family functions. How's through tennis? Yes this yeah lately. That's just annoyed me more because I I have even snapped. Sorry mom but like I've snap at her. Mike Mom Likes. Stop asking me. How practices like just ask me how I am? She's like I I'm like yeah but then you always follow it up with you know house practice houses like does it really matter her and sometimes I'm like all if I wanNA talk to you about it. I'll talk to you about it but you know. I think all of us like we're more than tennis player and it's tough because family family. Family Friends You know people watching us on TV. They think of us as tennis player. That's why you know behind the racket We both have done it. Noah's it's a really good friend of mine. I think it's a great platform to just showcase like you know the struggles that we do go through and just show lobe of our personality As well since a lot of people don't get to see that
Easy Annuals to Start from Seed
"It is the time of year ellen when I think everybody should be thinking about what am I going to plant in the growing season right and am I going going to purchase plants or am I starting this from seat. Starting something from seed is a way for you to get all kinds of plants looks of plants for less money right. Yes it is. It's a great way to have of really full abundant colorful garden for very little money. But I think there's something even more important about successfully starting from seed. I remember how I felt the first time I saw a plant in my garden that I had started from seed and I swear there's there's nothing like it. I know that sounds Corny as all. Get out but it is absolutely true when you nurture something from seed to plant the feeling Ling of satisfaction is enormous. And I think everybody should get to experience that in their lifetime I agree and the other thing is watching that process. Assess watching the little zied link. Come up whether it's in a pod indoors or outside in the garden one of the most life affirming coming experiences that we can have and we need more life affirming experiences in our lives. All of us we certainly do so. Let's let's tackle the easiest annuals to grow from seed let's start out with annual that you can probably AP successful with if you put the seeds right in the ground because there are some that you may want to start indoors or in pots or even flats outside outside just a little better control but there are some plants that they really do well sewing them right in the ground and Dan. Let's start out with those and I would like to start out with California poppies now. That's something I love and I have never grown from seed. Because because I'm kind of intimidated by the fact that the seeds are so tiny so I'd love to hear how you handle that well and I think you should grow them from seed because the pedal title Sir Edible Ellen. How can you pass this up? I am going to order me some California poppy seeds right away. And what you do. They're the easiest things in the world to grow from seed is in cool weather and in fact you can even so the seeds now in February as soon as you have them in cool weather you take the seeds and you sprinkle them out where you want them to grow and you can just sprinkle them right over the surface of the soil. They need to be on the surface of the soil. These are seeds that germinate best when they have light they also so like places with good drainage so gravelly areas. Oh that's what I was Gonna ask you because you said on top of the soil now. My whole front garden is got a gravel. Mulch can I just sprinkle them on the ground and let them. Oh yes and kill them on the gravel and then a little later in the spring once on smartvestor starts falling and the temperatures warm. A little bit you will see very tiny fern like seedlings of California poppies coming up and the great thing about California poppies is when they're happy from now on they will feed themselves. Once you have them you will have them in those locations and maybe some others every year without you ever sewing Wing another seat. So that's a great thing about California poppies. I love that idea. And of course the fact that they're edible means that I actually can plant them in my garbage so thank you very much. Co another annual that you can plant directly in the garden And that's also edible surprise. Surprise is Nester Shem and I love love For so many reasons they're gorgeous. Both the leaves and the flowers are edible. And you and I made a very tasty ministership sean cocktail last summer. If I remember correctly onus tertius are wonderful to put in just about any cocktail you can think of. I think the flavors can go so many directions Sion's but even just just putting a few flowers in the Shaker with the spirit of your choice and shake it up the color her goes in so you get that gorgeous color then you strain it all the debris out and garnish with another nasution flour It is wonderful wonderful and this is a great thing to go from California. Poppy seeds to new CERTIAN. Because we're going from very fine seeds that are almost like dust. Yes who big round seeds that get poked into the ground that you don't put on the surface right right right and that's why I like them because they're so easy to manage you know they're they're big enough so that you can plant them exactly where you want them you don't have to sprinkle them they're easy to handle with your fingers. These do not require light. In order to germinate in fact they require darkness. These are annuals that will not only grow but they will flower all summer long and into the fall and that's a nice thing. California poppies tend to flower best early in the season and then once it gets hot the kind of close up shop and take a break but not in a stir shrooms have very long bloom season and the way they spread they can they can be a great ground cover. You can train them up a trellis. It's it's a fantastic annual plant. Really brightens up the garden. Now I want to add another sprinkle sprinkle on the surface. Plant here At that really makes a good companion with Mr Cham's if you want to grow them in the same area and that's so listen you know the the just the standard lobe you'll area you can take those seeds and sprinkle them out whether it is in gravelly areas they also would do well with the California poppies or whether it's right in certain areas of your garden and they will germinate and grow and like the California poppies once they are established they will self seed from year not
"Jessica thank you for joining us on live. Happy now thanks for having me. This is an interesting topic because we have written and hot so much about foam. Oh and so when I saw that you were writing about Jomo. Oh It's like we've got to talk to him and so I guess first of all. Can you start by explaining to everyone what you mean by the joy of missing out yet. So many people have heard Komo would like you mentioned which stands for the fear of missing out and not refers to this feeling that we get often when we're on social media scrolling through our friends photos those were they look like they're having a great time and we just get this feeling that were that other. People are having better lives in us at cooler than they're spending their time in in a more fun way and it's really bad for our self esteem or anxiety and so- Jomo is kind of the flip side of foam and it stands for joy of seeing outside this is about really embracing that sense of you know. Maybe I'm not out at this cool party. That looks amazing on Instagram. But I can still have fun if I'm home by myself. Yourself or not out at the coolest event. But there's lots of things I can do. Better shoots myself and who I am without having to participate and and maybe events or life that doesn't always look as amazing on social media. So are you saying that every moment doesn't have to be instagram. -able true it's true. It's entirely instagram. I love social media. Yeah I think it's about being conscious of when it's not always the best for us for our self esteem our emotions Sion's at that moment. Yeah I know when social media became so ubiquitous and there are a lot of studies that showed it does connect people and then it kind of peaked and we saw the the flip side of that where it really especially among teens and young adults really started increasing as you had mentioned anxiety and foam. Oh and so now to able to back off a little bit is a real skill. So how does someone start to do that. Because it's hard to not get sucked in. It's really hard. Yeah and now with smartphones with US twenty four seven in our pocket in our bags. It's really easy to just constantly be on it and not not got check ourselves on whether it's really helping us out so but I like to do things like I'm reading a book. Put my phone in a different room so I can't put down the book when I see a notification absent mindedly. It'll be scroll you can delete APPs that are making a lot of your time or even just turn off those notifications they send when so until your photo and one thing I've tried to do is try to use social media as treat someone hasn't been waiting in line or an elevator just automatically pick up my phone and start scrolling occupy my mind but I'm trying to look at it more as something thing like a weekly manager or a cookie. I might treat myself to leave but that is not my default being to fall back on board. Yeah I as I was just thinking about this interview I was in the elevator and our building and there are several people in the elevator with me and I looked around and every one of them was scrolling. Their social media feeds on the ground with subway. I live in New York in the mornings. And every single person including me Hazar had down in their phone at I'm not interesting at all the APIS but it's really amazing. How much phones have really taken over our lives in every basically every moment and to start embracing Jomo no you kind of have to shift your mindset and as you said you've created away to see as a treat but how do you get to the point where you say okay? This is even something I want to to do. How do you completely start shifting that mindset kind of the steps to get to where you are yeah? I think it's about just checking in with your own emotions on it. I Yeah I think a lot of us can use instagram or facebook is something that does bring us joy and something that does connect us even more friends and family bite. If you start to notice that it's really making you feel like you're missing out on things or you need to be living a different life and the one you're living to impress other people. I think that's where you need to start taking Steps like I talked about the curb social media usage or just find a hobby or call a friend or do something that more about real connection in your own life versus kind of spectating into other people's and does that feel uncomfortable at first. I think it can. Yeah I think when you see and when you look at your fees and you see everyone posting all these events and they're hanging out friends and you're not or they have a partner in your single right now. It's really hard at first. Yes but I think the more that you can be in tune with yourself and disconnect when it feels good to you then you know the more untrue Yobe and the happier he'll be in the long run absolutely and your writer. You've done a lot of things and quote was it. That made you decide you. Were going to start looking at Jomo and go ahead write about it. Can you talk about your journey to this point. Yeah I mean I have a Mo- at suffered from Pomo if you will and I think being a writer these days days means being connected to the Internet all the time and being on twitter and instagram and kind of talk about creating personal brand is a writer and I started to realize that that wasn't doing me any favors and it was making me focus. More on how my life appeared to others. Then how I was actually experiencing any gauging with my life and the people in it. I didn't invent the concept of Jomo but I heard about it and I started researching it and I thought. Wow this is really a good antidote to a lot of just a constant twenty percent of connectedness that is rampant in our society right now so then I started to dig into while what if there were resource where you could find. All these ways I dea is prepping to do that. Don't involve scrolling through your phone. You brought up a great point. Because it's for riders. It's artist anyone who's trying to build their own brand or just keep in the forefront and keep working you know you are encouraged to to really use social media. So how do you balance that out. Yeah I mean when thing I do is I tried tried to let myself be on social media and the Internet during the day when I either need to be for work or you know if I'm if I have a free moment and I want to look at instagram. That's great but I try to really unplug when Working Stein and think now is my time to focus on my family and my hobbies and connect with friends. And so I kind of I try to compartmentalize mental. Is it as much as I can but challen and I think something that if you really want to make an effort to do to really focus on day by day in our our and the great thing about your book is that you give us so many ways to handle this first of all. How many suggestions are there in the lot? There's over three green fifty between four hundred. Yeah so basically. If you can't find one to go within this there's rate how how did you start coming up with all of those because they cover such a broad range of things that you can do so many things that I wouldn't have thought of there is a broad range. I started with my hobbies activities and I just mind my own life for things that I enjoy doing and then I started serving friends and family and say okay. What do you do when you have a night in at home and you WanNa relax and so is the latter crowdsourcing some research and yeah but it was fun research? I'll say that. And so can you Kinda talk about. Let's say three of your favorite ones and then sure one of my favorites is have a hash. Tag Free throwback Thursday so there's excuse me there's this instagram movement called Hashtag Tag. TBT where you post old photos of yourself. But there's one of my favorite ones is coming up with ways to honor that don't involve social media so whether that's old photo albums asking parents to share their favorite memories or their old photos so kind of taking a moment to reflect on and maybe stir Robson happy nostalgia without having to go through your phone and posted you that another one of my favorites is meditate in unusual ways. I think awesome. We think of meditation as involving chanting or something. That's like very spiritual but you can actually meditate in ways that in all kinds of ways when my favorite is I find cooking Mary soothing so something like chopping garlic or onion lab repetitive movement. Like that can really quiet. Your mind will be just as powerful as at spiritual meditation. And then what am I it just silly favorites is having a nineties. Rom Com era eastbound from the ninety s that are on basic cable or a lot of us still have DVD's for. I doubt sitting in Beijing. Binge watching that was Hemi pretty
"Going to talk about birds scooters which are the electric scooters or a type of scooter that has proliferated just about every major city. At least the United States all around the world I know in markets like Europe and I'm North America the middle the Middle East. They're all over the place You nor I have any real experience with a you know these these electric scooters doing nominal GonNa ride one of those silly. I have I tell you I. I have a lot of knowledge about them. But I've never been on one. And maybe that's GonNa Change soon. I think I think I'm due for a ride here but I I would bet if I had. I thought it was a betting person. I would bet that Ben is somebody that has used these if not just once or twice probably a lot. I hope I'm not giving anything away that he doesn't want but he's he lives sort of nearby. He does drive a vehicle so he might be too far to use. One of these but I would I just have a feeling that getting around town. He did live real close and that was no secret. He lived real close to this building in an old Ford Factory. As a matter of fact it's Kinda cool. He was homeless. I mean they made it into apartments. You know But but I know that you know he was real close to here and if you look outside our window right now from our office we're on the fourth floor and if you look outside I would bet anything that we would be able to spot just on the curbside probably a dozen electric electric scooters on the curb waiting for people to use in probably two or three in motion. You know people on them in bike lanes would yes. I would guess so. And even when it's raining you may even see a few in the roadway that have been washed down down which I have seen that before too window out here. Have you really washed downstream Yeah Yeah Torrential rain down here and then you know with all the hills and everything ends up being like milk. Small rivers running through downtown. If it rains it's A. It's a disaster practically if it rained the more than about an inch. And that's you know. Part of the problem with the scooters is exactly that the fact that they are relatively lightweight and just can be scattered about Willy Nilly. Oh I know we're gonNA talk about that because parking is an issue with these as well but Just for those. That don't know what we're talking about. It and I didn't didn't think that this is really going to be an issue until yesterday when we were talking off. Air About this This program in particular and I said well. We don't really need to describe them because everybody knows what these are right and you said probably not. Yeah most definitely. I mean they're in a lot of larger cities in the United States and around the world but there are plenty of places that do not have these scooters at least owned by these companies kind of dispersed everywhere as a mode of transportation. Yes sure you're in a city like Atlanta where there's close and we're bordering on seven million people now it's about six million I believe and And you're gonNA find a lot of something like this you go to Dallas go to Where was he recently? San Antonio uh-huh Tonio. Yeah San Antonio there you go to Miami you go to you know Los Angeles San Francisco. They're all over the place and some of the bigger cities In fact I've seen just even there's one brand of bird. We'll talk about many different brands but bird in particular. I think they're in something like a hundred and twenty different markets so it means I guess cities they call the markets but What we're talking about in particular here if you're not familiar is a A kick scooter. You know Kinda screwed that you stand up on. It's got a little deck in two small wheels Handlebar that is coming up off of a stem. You know straight stem in front of you. Normally you would put one foot on the deck and then kick like he went on a skateboard to get moving. Put your second foot up coast on right. These have have a wheel or a wheel motor motor in the wheel electric and drives these things and it actually is pretty efficient at moving along. Pretty good you would think that I would have a lot of difficulty here in Atlanta because of the terrain that I just mentioned it's very hilly here even in downtown but these really move people along pretty good you get up to speed pretty quick and I don't know what that speed it is. I want to say it's it's above ten miles per hour. It's probably closer to twelve or even fifteen. Maybe I would say between ten and fifty s somewhere on yeah again no personal experience on it yet. But I'm going to get there so I don't have personal experience on the scooter either but I do have experience being around them list. I don't ride On the beltline often but it is a nice little connector to get from one road to another sal hit it every now and then and the scooters are are outrageous now the beltline is a walking path. That is it's like wasn't an old railroad line. Here yeah they they do this with many old railroad lines across across the country. They turn them into by gas walking past recreational pattern. Tear the tracks off smooth it out. Put some pavement down and they've got some trees nearby a lot of businesses backup to the property so you can walk to and from businesses. That way I I don't know how many miles listen goes but it's big it's a long it's long Walking path that is accessible folded. Just about everybody downtown. They're always lengthening it. On either side you know they. This one here isn't is not continuously very long. It's like maybe two miles of the section. But they have a bunch of different sections throughout the city that they that you can link up with bike paths and sidewalks and there is one that is in Smyrna Georgia that goes it was all the way into Alabama's called the silver comet. Yes then in Alabama its name changes but it does keep going for a few more miles and Alabama Alabama Aniston. Maybe actually good ways in. Yeah that's that's the example of one of these trails. It's very long silver comet trail. Okay so yeah check into that all right well so i. I think a lot of people are familiar with that type of environment in a city. You know they've repurpose some of these These old train tracks are railroad the pathways that they left behind. Once the railroad has goner honor into no longer in use. But yeah we we find a lot of traffic on that area or on that That walking path they're formerly walking path now it's scooters bikes and all kinds of things early on you know you'd find these things on sidewalks. Well it was a little bit dangerous little iffy you know when you walk out of a business and you know scooter. That's running silently just zips pass ask you go in you know twelve fifteen miles an hour. It's a little bit frightening. Yeah because it happened. It happened often the report of Pedestrian Scooter Collisions And unfortunately there have been a lot of You Know Scooter car collisions. That have happened and will not to let the cat of the bag or anything but I mean there's been several deaths here in Atlanta alone That have led to Some some problems with With the city between the city and the scooter companies. So there's a lot to really talk about here. They're they're it's actually. It's not a bad solution for what they intended for. For the micro mobility I think is what they call it. It's like the last mile transportation is what they the virtue. I'm not one hundred percent. Sure that the the scooters are being used in that way I feel like the e bikes have gotten more of a grip on that type of situation they. They're definitely way more organized like they had the stations. Sion's where you put the pikes to charge whatnot. There's more of an infrastructure there whereas the scooters are just Kind of littered about so you're talking about the same thing only a bike form. Yup the electric city bike is one of them. And there's something called Joe. There's one called jump. I don't remember some of the other names of these. I've got a list of operators operators here in the city of Atlanta that include. You know the names and the number of units that they have but I don't have them broken down by a what type of device that they market into the in ear. So there's There's bird bows bolt. Gotcha jump lime. Lift spin wheels. All these are operating within the city limits of just Atlanta and you can multiply apply this by however many large city centers are nationwide and then also worldwide was. We said you know. Just one of those companies Bird I believe operates in something like one hundred twenty different markets or maybe. I'm thinking of lime. I can't remember which because we had some big news recently about lime Lime has just decided this month to pull out of Atlanta they're they're removing themselves from the Atlanta market because of some restrictions have been placed on them. Yeah San Antonio is another place. They're pulling out of which I found surprising because because I felt like they were everywhere in downtown San Antonio. Yeah but you know. Here's the confusing thing. Is that a lot of them. Look the same. These all have the general shape and appearance appearance of each other. They they might have a little bit of Different sticker package or different color combination. That they use you know red and black or purple Black Green and white or whatever it happens to be there all branded handed in a certain way. But maybe we're seeing you know Bird scooters and thinking they were lime scooters and it's easy to confuse very
Anxiety Relapse: What to do when anxiety comes back
"Today we're talking about what you can do when you have an anxiety relapse. Hey Shan before we jump into the episode I was just thinking. It's exactly two months to the day that I will upbeat in England in very close to seeing you in person for the first time and I'm very excited about that. Oh well I didn't realize it was coming up that quick. Wow two months to the day. I'm excited to all right back in back in to the episode this week. We're discussing. What causes setbacks? Sir Relapses on the road to recovery from anxiety. We've been hearing from a lot of you. abouts at backs and relapses so we thought we should dig in and talk about that a bit today so that you have an idea of how to support yourself when anxiety flares up unexpectedly. Yeah I think First thing to be aware of his to pause and take a breath and and have a look at how you life spin for the last two or three weeks maybe even a month when we can see cause and effect act and anxiety doesn't seem so mysterious. Often they feel that they came out of nowhere and that can be really disturbing so have a look and consider after a few things that can cause anxiety to flare up. Setbacks can come from surprising places they can come from nonprescription medications. Sion's I know of people that have had full blown anxiety attacks from cough medicine for example Caffeine maybe caffeine intake crept up alcohol. Aw Recreational Drugs Change Travel. Illness accumulated stress that trip stress that just builds up and takes us over the the edge. Our environment changes in Diet. Changes in the weather and hormonal changes can all be triggers Franks. It so really helpful to just sit down with a pen and a piece of paper. Just look back and see if you can spot some cause-effect and have a look at what you need to do to get back in step with looking after yourself. It's incredibly important to know yourself to know what's going on and to be really present with what's happening in your life because just that presence in just a little bit of time to check in with yourself and say oh no what. Here's some things that were different era. Some things that explain this this and that I can do differently. I can look at differently or handle in a different way than I did this last time and it feels so much more in control. Yeah definitely it makes for a different experience. The worst thing with anxiety is to fill that it's erratic he's just going to flare up and we don't don't know why and then we can easily fill at the mercy of anxiety and then we'll get worried about life. I haven't attack when I'm away from home and these are all things that we can help ourselves with you. Can you learn how to stop an anxiety attack on your way from once you know how to do that. Then you've got the upper hand over anxiety and when those will if thoughts come your responses responses when I know what to write so there's always the opportunity to train yourself actively become anxiety sled train yourself. Try the tools and techniques Knicks. Were sharing or others that you may have found. Whatever appeals to something you could try take action and try and see it as a challenge rather than an emotional Sonam that you're the mostly off? Let's talk about what helps when we find ourselves in relapse I can tell you that my experience the thing that helps me the most is to get grounded as quickly as possible and so that means being at the shores of of Lake Michigan as you know a Nanga that's my that's my place Or being a in the forest in the woods anything that gets me out in grounded in nature helps a great deal and we just mentioned getting to know yourself and and being mindful of what's been happening. I'm being really honest. That of course helps as well but being really gentle with yourself helps and understanding that this too shall pass as we we say so often. Yeah what else I think taking solace from authors of conquered during slighty knowing the others of go through this and I can cantu. What did they do? Look at what they've done and anxiety will tell you nothing works anxiety will tell you this has come back and you're stuck with it which she's frightening but anxieties Eliah so to rice. The challenge and look thoroughly at what other people have done that have got them throngs. It's it breathing and typing walking Yoga Tai Chi taking up crafts really mindfully. All of these things really help. They sound simple but the the not an effective they work their proven to work so have a look have a look at what's helping others have a looker. Maybe there's something that you think. Oh Yeah I've heard about that and I've I've been meaning to try this tapping thing what I give it a go at a lovely message in the group yesterday from a lady that tha damned if d tapping my breathing and it really makes me smile when I read messages like that. You know this proactive gentle approach and then we get messages all the time. Mm from people signed this tapping thing walks tell ping right so rise to the challenge. Be Mindful of your caffeine. Make sure you're eating regular meals that helps. It's make sure your blood sugars steady. Make sure you're hydrated. You decided to try adding some flowers rescue remedy to your drinks for me me. That's the first thing is my hand goes for the rescue remedy and then Breathing tapping a walking all of which can be done at the same time. Yeah
What is Postpartum Depression? Recognizing the Signs and Getting Help
"There was this myth. That women couldn't possibly be depressed during pregnancy. There's such a happy time. That's Dr Jennifer Pain. She's a psychiatrist and directs. The women's Mood Disorder Center at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and the reality. -ality is a lot of women struggle with depression and anxiety during pregnancy as well as during the postpartum time period about one in seven women experienced this and and yet we don't talk about it much for thirty six year old Meghan rettig. It kicked shortly after. She gave birth to a son lost me. I would force myself to see people people and smile and say you know everything's great and then the second I had a chance where I wasn't holding him I could go to my room and cry and I probably couldn't count how many hours a day I cried. Sorry harder to this is harder to do than then you I think it is this is. NPR Life Kit. We're talking about anxiety and depression during pregnancy and postpartum I cover mental health for NPR and over the past year. I've been doing a lot of reporting on this topic in this episode will tell you how to identify symptoms fine in treatment and give you useful tips on how to manage your mood and wellbeing during this time and this isn't just pregnant women new moms it's for spouses. Parents parents siblings close friends as well. Because chances are you will be the first person to realize that your spouse or daughter or friend is struggling in. You can help refined treatment. We heard from over three hundred women who wrote who to us about their experience with anxiety. Depression during pregnancy and postpartum. Many of them said it took them a while to realize there were depressed and most of them felt ashamed and blamed themselves for it. He is making riddick. I felt guilty about how I felt so I absolutely tried to hide it from everybody and I would put on the best appearance I could. That's why most women don't see count says Dr Jennifer Pain. It is hard to become a new mother but then if a woman's depressed on top of that she's going to have negative feelings about herself as part of the depression and it becomes an even bigger thing but she stresses that depression isn't the mother's fault or failing it's a complication of pregnancy and childbirth house. pardom depression is actually the most common complication of childbirth. I that's our first takeaway. Depression and anxiety can be complications of pregnancy and childbirth just like just diabetes and hypertension. Their mental illnesses just like anxiety and depression at any other point of time as for what causes it. Jennifer pain says researches stone fully. I understand it but most mental illnesses she says are caused by a combination of biological factors and life circumstances in this case she says hormones hormones likely play a big role so we think in the postpartum time period that what happens is estrogen and progesterone levels which have been increasing throughout pregnancy precipitously drop And so there's basically a massive hormonal withdrawal from the brain and if someone had had anxiety or depression before they became pregnant their degree to risk. Now what makes women more vulnerable at the stage. Is that major life transitions. Sion's are big triggers for mental illnesses like pregnancy. And having a child it's a wonderful life change for many people but that doesn't mean it's not stressful You have to think about finances you have to think about caring for an infant. All of these factors come together to create a perfect perfect storm. And the reason it's really important to address this as pain is that if left untreated. It has long-term consequences on the baby's health and development so fabius whose moms were severely depressed postpartum time period have lower. IQ's slower language development. It's and more behavioral problems. Probably because they're not getting that normal interaction That mom's generally give their infants in the postpartum time period. Red And there are health risks for the mom to some women and the feeling suicidal in some even die by suicide in the first year postpartum others like Meghan rettig. Nick who wrote to US set these seriously thought about leaving their baby and spouse. I thought that I wasn't good enough for them. And that if I were just to leave leave that my husband could find a better wife and my son could find a better mother that he'd be able to find somebody to replace me. Who would be more adequate pain? Says it is important important to get the mother into treatment as soon as possible. Because I we save mom's not happy. No one's happy now. We're telling you this not not to scare you. The good news here is that this is treatable and with the right treatment women recover and do well but in order to get treatment. You I need to know if you're depressed that's our takeaway number to know what symptoms to look for and we're going to break them down for you. What I tend and to look for are women? Who are you know? Barely getting themselves together and taking care of the baby doctor. Paint says is if you're struggling to do daily activities every day for two weeks or more that's an indication you need help. Many women who wrote to us about their experience appearance with postpartum depression set the felt detached from their baby. Including Riddick I was afraid that I would never love him I. I thought that this is the bond between mother and child is the love that is so You know infallible. And I was afraid raid that I would never feel that because I didn't feel it in the beginning and there's a whole range of symptoms. Here's Dr Paint again. Many women when they're depressed have have low mood. Can't get out of bed. Have trouble concentrating trouble eating properly don't sleep well etc.. Anger can also be a symptom. Many women will get angry. That the baby's waking them up again or will not settle down and that can be really overwhelming feeling and then of course. It's a vicious vicious cycle because then the woman feels guilty. Thinks she's a bad mother and it just goes and goes in circles. She says many women also become really anxious anxious anxiety. Disorders are very common and pregnancy as well and those can look like generalized anxiety or having panic attacks or the anxieties eighties disguised as parenting worries. Only for some women worries play on repeat in their head like they did for Angelina Spicer. One of the MOMS who wrote to US Spicer Spicer is a comedian. And she's on a mission to normalize postpartum depression after what she went through the thoughts for me were like is she gonNa stop breathing. Everything is the dog gonNA come in and eat us up you know. It was just really random but vivid and recurring. You and the intrusive thoughts would haunt me at night mostly during like the three am feed or the five am feed. When I was alone alone in a dark room with just my daughter and I now if your spouse or a friend of family member and you're not with the pregnant woman or new mom for extended periods of time you may not see all these symptoms? So how do you tell if moments depressed. When people are depressed? They look very different. There is different. They look at and detached if they smile. It doesn't go up to there is Many people will become slower in their thinking and they're speaking process. So if you or someone you love has any of these symptoms. It's important to find signed help that's our takeaway number three ask for help. Pizza's the best place to start is with the doctor. Women see two main doctors. In the postpartum time period. One is their OBI and the others. The pediatrician and pediatricians are actually starting to screen as well because they recognize nuys. That mom being healthy is an important part of the child being healthy. You mean screen the mother for depression. Yes but many people are not used to talking to a doctor about their mental health. So how do you start that conversation. I think talking straight great is probably the number one tip. I have you know I'm feeling depressed. I can't sleep when the baby is sleeping. I'm not getting enough to eat and I've lost more weight than I expected. But just being very concrete and In clear what the doctor that there is a problem. You doctor can prescribe you. An antidepressant which has is being shown to be safe and effective during pregnancy. And when you breastfeeding and research shows the talk therapy is also very helpful. Your doctor can refer you to to a therapist or counselor remember. Treatment will look different for
Monique Morris: Why Are Black Girls More Likely To Be Punished In School? - Part 2
"That Jamal she talk about discipline in the schools but obviously is having an adverse works affect on how these young women are. matriculating through educational system is not working. Yeah no the removal of students and from the classroom impacts learning time it impacts Whether they feel they belong in school. And you know there are those situations nations. Where young person has you know? Sort of reached a level where they you know. There are some times when a young person has reached a level where she might have to be asked to to leave but but that should be a last resort and it should be done in the context of of healing and an opportunity to come back in In singer Rhythm Danza Blues. I I actually offer a strong critique of exclusionary discipline and The idea that when we push kids away that the system gets better immediately. I think that's the sort of misrepresentation of discipline should look like in our schools. Is that if we just take this kid out then. Suddenly the school system is better without considering that part of our work in education is to ensure that we are building out an institution that is responsive to all our children and nat even then that means that we should be concerned about those kids who are not in the classroom as much as we're concerned about those kids who are in the classroom. I offer several examples. What situates Singer them dance the blues differently From the other texts is that I spend time on the road exploring this issue with different communities and happened upon programs and strategies that have figured out ways of doing things differently and one of the programs that I- profile is the Columbus city. Prep School for Girls. Where the principal at a community meeting stood up and said that she would no longer punish girls for having a bad attitude? Which of course caught my attention immediately lately but then following up with her and having a chance to visit the school I saw that she had not only just declared that she was not going to do this anymore but that she had really situated needed her staff and faculty in a very strong way to be able to say you know to be able to build an infrastructure and I said a practices pisses that would hold them accountable to that so you know they instantly read to you? Know design their classrooms a specific way. They assigned young the people to adults to have stronger relationships. They have regular meetings where they discuss student measurable progress where they're able to really have conversations Sion's that are specific to the student about what she needs. In order to thrive and all of this is doable. You know having a set of restorative practices and and opportunities for young people to engage in healing is. It shouldn't be that radical. I you know we really should be in a space where we understand that. If our are young people are asking for their schools to be sanctuaries and really critiquing the fact that they feel like prisons that that requires us to do something different and so seeing a rhythm dance the blues as evidence that there are schools that are reconsidering this that are doing things differently and that is showing positive outcomes that school in Columbus had a a reduction in their truancy rates. They had a reduction in their bullying rates. They had a reduction in their fighting and in their cases that are have been assigned to insubordination so across the board award the fact that they built out relationships with young people and respond to young people in crisis rather than pushing them away. I think you know is showing positive academic outcomes uh-huh as well as positive disciplinary outcomes. You also talk about in the book when these young women are in the classroom. They're not learning. So there's here's a double edged swords going. I being punished for whatever behavior problems that they have but also they're not receiving an education. That's right you know the loss some instruction time is a big deal and so you know again we should be trying to figure out ways to keep young people in classes rather than figuring out new creative ways to get them out and and so you know and push out you know the conversations that I had with girls about their push out experience. I I talked to them about what they would do when they were out of school. And for the most part you know they would describe preparing for fights or they would describe sitting around doing nothing. They would describe not having access to their academic material because they felt the school with Matt them or a teacher didn't like them and didn't give them the material. What the Columbus City Prep School? You know to give an example again from that same institution does is if if a student is having a disruption then they are placed in the classroom. They don't even they don't call it in school suspension but I think in in some ways it functions that way but they provide no child loses in instruction time so there is somebody working with them in this space always to make sure that they're doing their work and the principal herself checks checks all the work before a student can be Sent back to class and release back the class and so there's never a loss of emphasis on the fact that young people are there to learn and that our girls can have an opportunity to re-engage Another example that I talk about in the book is from Oakland The African American female. Excellence where you know curl had a disruption. She cursed at a teacher. It was seen as a violation of a set agreements in the classroom but that she was able to apologize and come back in and one of the things that sat with me that I share in the book that I think is really important. Is that the head of the program at the time and Zingo to Gus. Then you know that it's important for us to recognize that we have to this. Work is about forgiveness right like it's about a young people understanding that they can be forgiven if they make a mistake that this is not a disruption that should sever their relationship with school but that they should learn from on how to actually behave and being community with each other. And that's what we're seeking seeking to do is build out schools that emphasize community and relationships not that are seen as locations for punishment.
Welcome to The Mindful Minute!
"Hey y'all welcome to the mindful minute I'm Merrill are net on the host of this podcast and in really looking forward to sharing these stories and meditations Sion's with you. I created this podcast to focus on everyday joy to support everyday joy. And really what I mean by that is I I am. I think every day practitioner. And that's what I'm going to guess. Most of you. Listeners are to what that means is I'm a mom of two to I have a partner I have family owned business. I have every day real life commitments and I started my my meditation practice not by traveling to Asia and studying with great master for six months or a year in a monastery not by I going on an extensive retreat somewhere I've never been a monk or non I just had this low lying gene subtle sense of discontent not that. There's anything hugely wrong but I was walking around feeling like things were supposed to be better. And if I got to this sort of magical endgame space will then surely I would be happy and and luckily I knew somewhere in my brain that that just couldn't be right. It shouldn't be that way and so I began a meditation practice ten ten years ago and I began just by trying to comprehend what exactly meditation is. And what we're supposed to be doing in it and and it really took three years and a lot of exploring until I found the teachers that spoke to my brain that made meditation make sense and feel doable. And then I probably spend another year two years building the meditation habit so I was trying to meditate tape. Certainly it wasn't every day on and off I would try. I would forget I will try again. But in that expanse dance of these first five years of practice. Even though it wasn't consistent I was beginning to have these little ordinary moments That were becoming more awake more alive so in that time. Nothing drastic changed. I didn't like quit my job and do you something new. I didn't leave my partner. I didn't move. I didn't nothing drastic and yet I was starting starting to experience these little moments here and they are where I was noticing beauty or joy or connection that I might previously missed. I was feeling more satisfaction just in the everyday experience of my life as it is and each of those moments really helped me encouraged me push me to meditate again
Never Believe Anything Bad About God
"Author teacher and philosopher Dallas. Willard said had six words that have changed the way I make decisions. You may already know what those six words are but first a bit of context. I consider it a gift that I grew up. Hearing about the goodness of God. My Mom taught us when we were very small that God loves us and he's good over the course of my life. I confess I've doubted certain things about God and his character mainly about his provision his timing and sometimes as trustworthiness but I would never say I doubted his goodness. You might think I'm mm contradicting myself. And I probably am but I'm just telling you how it's looked from where I said your story is. I'm sure quite different from mine. Or maybe you can also relate with knowing or thinking and believing God is good but also doubting him in other ways. No matter where you are in your own faith journey those six words the ones I referred referred to before from Dallas. Willard have the potential to challenge even the most faithful among us. So what are those six words. Never believe anything bad about God as I said before. I've always believed God is good but I've also believed bad things about him. Essentially Essentially Dallas was saying God is not only good. He's also not bad. I can't explain why that turn of phrase change things for me. I can only tell you that it did when we consider the kinds of decisions were faced with every day summer decisions of privilege in preference like what's the best way to celebrate our anniversary or should should we get another dog. These are important decisions and can actually cause quite a bit of daily pressure if they linger unmade for too long just because something is fun and enjoyable doesn't mean the decision surrounding it are always fun and enjoyable. Don't discount the weight of happy things. Of course you may also have have more complex decisions though like which of these five highly qualified people. Should I hire or how do I parent my teenage son or daughter. Is it time to retire. Tire should be looked for a new church. Do we say Yes to foster care. What's the best home for my aging parent? The questions were carrying Are Endless and there will not be a time in our lives where we have no more need for discernment but one of the most foundational influences on our decision making that lingers there's beneath the surface is what we believe about God because as I shared with you from my and life what we say we believe and what we actually believe. Don't always match up something else. Does Willard satellite was that we always live what we believe. We just don't always live what we profess. We believe. I professed I leaving. God is good yet. I often made and still sometimes make decisions believing bad things about him. What kinds of bad things? While there have been times in my life where I've picture God is an angry teacher disappointed that I can't get it right. I pictured him as a distant relative family. Yes but not directly invested got it. So how does the way we picture. God influence our decision. Making I talk about this in chapter four of my book. The next thing and I'll repeat it here if I believe God his distant. I'll feel alone untethered in my decision making if I believe God is a scolding parent. I may delegate decisions to someone else so I hi can avoid the consequence if I believe God is wimpy. Maybe I can manipulate him into doing whatever I want. If I believe God is in different than he probably doesn't care what happens happens one way or another if I believe God is like a Carnival Barker presenting three cups. I'll feel cheated or duped when he forces me to guess which one is hiding my right answer. The answer is God like puppeteer a kind old grandfather. An abusive parent and insecure friend agreed king a manipulative mother. Mother or a golden retriever. As he chosen a number between one and ten is just waiting to see how close we'll get. Is he standing in the corner of the room with his arms crossed and his eyebrows raised. Does he roll his eyes. Turn his back or slammed the door. When I make a bad decision how we answer these questions? Sion's will determine how we live our lives and how we live. Our lives is really a series of decisions. So yes how we see. God is relevant to the decisions we make about schooling. Parenting money vocation marriage and friendship and everything else. We're always telling ourselves a story. The question is this. Is The story true as you consider your next right thing. What if you started with decision to never believe anything bad about God? Uh He will not shame you belittle or abuse you. He will not trick or tease you. He will not laugh at or make fun of you. He will not talk about you behind your back stab you in the back or tell you to be more like your sister. He Will Not Cheat on orbit. trae you is is not narrowed at you. His ears are not close is to you. His nose is not turned up at you. His hands are not harsh with you and you do not leave a bad taste in his mouth from a Psalm of David Chapter Twenty three in the message. Translation God my shepherd. I don't need a thing you have bedded me down in lush meadows. Can you find me quiet pools to drink from true to your word you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction. Even when the way goes through through death valley. I'm not afraid when you walk at my side. You're trustees shepherd's crook makes me feel secure. You Serve Me six course dinner right right in front of my enemies you revive my drooping head my cup brims with blessing your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life. I'm back home in the House of God for the rest of my life. This is the word of the Lord. It's absolutely true and given to us in Ed. Thanks Peter Guard.
Microsoft taking a $1 billion shot at climate change
"We begin today with the state of the planet which is also the Corporate Zeitgeist of the moment. The fancy executive Shindig in the Swiss Alps known as Davos us is underway today and for the first time a survey of participants in the World Economic Forum Davos official title ranked Climate Change as. Is there top set of business concerns also last week Larry thanks. CEO of BLACKROCK. The world's largest asset manager told business leaders that the company would prioritize more sustainable ainable investing and then on Thursday Microsoft announced plans to become carbon negative by the year twenty thirty and is investing a billion dollars in carbon removing technologies. Microsoft said. It hopes that by twenty fifty it could remove as much carbon as it has generated in its entire forty four year history. Sorry Lucas Joba is the chief environmental officer at Microsoft. And he's here to talk about this plan. Lucas thanks for joining me. Thanks for having me on my. You've pledged to invest invest a billion dollars and also to sort of pivot efforts in the direction of removing carbon and technologies. That can create resilience to end sustainability. But also so literally remove carbon and I wonder what some of those technologies are. Have you identified investment opportunities already. Well I think first and foremost evolution is already already provided some of the most powerful removal technologies of all through processes like photosynthesis. So some of the work that will be investing in. We'll be in what's called nature based solutions through forestation reforestation soil carbon sequestration. But also we'll be looking at Negative emission technologies like direct air or capture carbon capture and storage bioenergy. And what we're really motivated to do is to ensure that the capital that we put out is as additional well as possible is it a venture fund like are you expecting to get financial returns in addition to technology that you can use. We don't expect to. That is not a requirement of the fund. We would never turn that down. I'm sure but we also don't expect to lose money. How do we know so how? Many companies are announcing sustainability initiatives than carbon-neutral initiatives. And it's getting hard to Parse who is doing what you know like. How do we know L. either in the business community or as consumers that? This isn't greenwashing. Well I think it requires diligence on the side of Stakeholders to actually spend a little time. You know understanding what companies are actually doing. I think it also requires a lot of work on the side of corporations to be as transparent and as literal as possible. So there's a reason that we're using the term carbon negative because we are saying is we are going to go below net zero on our overall carbon emissions and we can provide an accounting the thing for that we can provide transparency into the portfolio of payments that were making to remove carbon. I think the best we can do is just to be clear eyed and cold. Aw hearted accountants about this and hold up. Our balance sheets is worth of carbon to be inspected. Let's also talk about incentives. Is this becoming a move like this on some level for every business you know we've seen institutional investors blackrock say. It's going to require. Companies Staff Sustainability Stain ability plans jet blue is going carbon neutral inciting flight shaming as part of the reason. I wonder if some of this is becoming a business. Imperative imperative whether it's to get ahead of regulation or even public sentiment. Oh absolutely I think it's surprising That that businesses can operate today without meaningful incredible sustainability plans. And I do not think there is a significant future. Sure where were businesses will be able to succeed without having plans and being able to show meaningful progress. I think the black rock letter was. It was a nice example. But that's just one of an incredible number of market signals that are being sent from both consumers customers regulators employees more in the blog. Post announcing this you said climate needs to become the world's next moonshot the tech industry. That's a phrase that has bounced around the tech industry but also it's an an industry that has promised to solve big problems should the rest of the industry following this example. I think the rest of the industry needs to do what everybody he needs to do. which is to look at climate and sustainability as what is which is the largest issue the largest most complex challenge that our species has ever faced? If you're a technology company I believe that you should be bringing technology solutions to the market. That does not mean that technology solutions are the silver bullet. It just means that whatever you as an organization are good at. That's what you need to be bringing. And and the urgency has has never been greater and then how about hiring in your blog post you cite not just consumer demand but also employees demand and has this also away. Does this have the added benefit of helping you attract and retain talent for whom this isn't big concern. Most definitely I mean when you look at any poll. In the demographic traffic that will be entering the workforce you know today in the next five to ten years moving forward. This is the number one issue they care about. If you're a technology company like Microsoft is then you're probably motivated by solving big problems with scalable solutions and and if that's your Mo then you've got to have climate and sustainability squarely within your focus and your employees. The more that you do that the more and the better the employee employee base that you're going to be able to bring in. It's just going to be an expectation and rightfully so and then finally just from a business perspective. Oh you know we've seen Microsoft employees already sort of asked the company not to do business to help. Let's say improve. The efficiency of oil and gas companies Microsoft has a seven year deal with Chevron Iran. Is there some possibility that you know the aggressiveness in this arena will make for some awkward dance partners. I don't know about awkward. I think think that these are conversations that need to be had and we are committing as part of our overall announcement to include conversations about an partnerships on sustainability and carbon reduction removal with all of our enterprise customers and major suppliers market sector independent. I think that if you take a scientific or a scientist's view of the problem you leave a lot of the passion and politics politics out of it and you just focus on the job that needs to get done and if you believe Lake we do that. This problem is one. That's going to require solutions. Sion's from everybody from every organization than it would seem strange to be turning your back on any particular Sector or or customer That said you know of course these. These conversations aren't always easy aren't always straightforward. But I think that that is long as you. Just focus on the problem at hand that needs to be solved we. We've always appreciated the partnership model at Microsoft and I don't see that Changing going forward with with any of our of our existing or future customers. Lucas Topa is chief environmental officer at Microsoft. Thanks so much for talking with me. Thank thank you molly. You can hear more about how technology can help us deal with climate change in our series how we survive that's online at marketplace dot org
"sion" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Happy you need to look at all the options Sion's for mutual gain because they're always lots of ways to gain value from a deal. It's easy to get bogged down focusing on one issue. Usually the price this stage in the process shows you that negotiations are multidimensional spending all your effort. Haggling over price is like squeezing one in part of a balloon. You may push in a little bit. You expand the balloon elsewhere if you get a better deal on price but a worse deal on every other aspect of the negotiation creation. You gain nothing when I decided that I wanted to sell my business. I was fixed on receiving a certain price as I learned more about the process. This of selling I came to understand the importance of the other terms of agreement in that kind of deal. For example would payment being cash shares or options wins. How much would the buyer pay up front and how much after an on out period? How long with the earn out period be what performance targets would be included in the deal? You who would pay for ongoing indemnity insurance against previous work that my business done all these questions would have an impact on the value for me so the benefit benefit the deal dependent on all these things together not just price alone by looking at all the variables in negotiation. You can find many ways of having your interest meant as well as those of the other side us shed standards if you find yourself in a negotiation where one side says says I wanted to be like this and the other side says I wanted to be like that. Then you're in a contest of will win win negotiators. Avoid having a contest of wills instead they look external standards that everyone can agree on the idea is to find objective standards indicates that you can use to.
"sion" Discussed on Plan B Success
"We talk about expectations. -tations does the paradox expectations. Despair and hope in today's episode is going to focus on this paradox of expectations. Sion's look hard you'll succeed and you'll be prosperous. How many times have you been told that?.
"sion" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
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"sion" Discussed on The Good People Effect
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"sion" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience
"I have my part time web design business guys because my family wanted with me to make them websites understood and i also have a ton of ideas good. I don't know if i should do all of them at once or should i just focus on one idea. What sounds more fun all of them do that. Okay thank you. You're welcome welcome. I really think that a lot of people are like me and want to do all of them and people that tell you to focus on one are people that are successful at focusing at one you know and i'm success focusing at a lot. I think you should see your intuition through and if you learn you i'm good at it. A lot of people suck at it. The best way to know what to do is to pick one. Obviously if you pick focusing on one you'll never know if you're good the at focusing on five. If you pick focusing on five and you fuck up you know to go focus at one. It's how i think about employees. Hiring is guessing firing is knowing so. I spent very little time hiring. The answer is pretty much. Yes and that's where i think i flip a lot of things. Uh in the way that people do things that's worked for me and i see it working for others. Hey gary how real bro muslims lame. It's funny you mentioned sion's education before because my initiative supports young teachers okay hopefully making them not like the teachers that you might have spent <hes> <hes> we getting to a stage now where we're dealing with bigger more established organizations. Okay somma linked to the government. Make sense <hes> when i've been dealing with them. The opinion is being very anti technology very anti social media of course when i talked to them they were static quip pages with no interactivity instagram facebook. We have to work with them to get bigger cape and they're almost seeing my opinions. Pinions is like a threat so something along those lines. That's exactly what they think. How would you what would be your advice to help deal with an industry. That's inherently negative in about social media promotion not be at the mercy of it like you are now. You've built a model title that relies on them right. Yeah i recommend not to otherwise you have to play by their rules which means you will get frustrated and quit eventually anyway so i would reform the model to have leverage outside of them ebb not play within them now. That's a fucking brain twist for you because you're like fuck that means. I have to start all over. That's what i'm actually telling you to do. If you're frustrated by it or four eat the shit sandwich for the rest of your life because you chose to play within their fucking old school bullshit framework well conversations kinda just beginning saw guys held them that you know where those conversations are going to. You are what innovation is inherently against education. Education is built on the foundation of memorizing information.
"sion" Discussed on 710 WOR
"James. How you doing my whisper? To you. Listen to. A lot of money in the Bank making. Percent. A lot of money. Unbelievable. Well, this is an interesting point are do you have long term care insurance or life insurance. Secured that money. Banish of me because by disability. Call me. Helmet on that I have sure we, we would love to help you. Our number is eight nine eight five six seven four below give you some tips, number one. When you have point zero zero one percent there's a lot, you can do with your money right now. That's better than that one. You could do a government money markets to you could treasuries thirty. You could do you could look at plans, that would give you some type of long term care insurance or life insurance without insurability. Because if you're disabled, you may need some type of long term care benefit, there are certain programs that if you plunk down some money they will give you a benefit. So a lot of people we meet with our uninsurable from a life insurance perspective, from a long term care insurance perspective. But you can. If you deposit, your money with certains to, to Sion's, they will actually give you a long-term care benefit as a writer, sometimes at no additional charge sometimes that, you know, small fee. So you may wanna look at protecting what you have from long term care..
"sion" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Has been a hell of a weed from user Sion's birthdays, starting. Yeah. Starting with the empress of soul. Gladys Knight Knight. Who along with the pips opened for Diana Ross in their early days on Motown records that is until Ross kicked her off the tour for stealing the show should go on to become one of the defining voices of an era continues to record and perform to this day. Here's Madison Cunningham to steal the show with Gladys Knight's nineteen seventy classic. If I were your woman. Oh, your view. You do. The strike to walk out that. Back. Oh, y'all. Down. Says. Me. Madigan nights. Now.
"sion" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Five and twenty six. He says, he says, husbands love, your wives. Even as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it that he might sanctify cleanse it with the washing of water by the word who sanctifies cleanses the church Christ does. So it's God who sanctifies it's Christ who sanctifies set a pen sets apart. And we also need to understand that this is an ongoing process which is accomplished through the word of God. When a person obeys the gospel of Jesus Christ. According to first Corinthians chapter six in verse number eleven they are set apart by God for his purpose. And they are to continue growing and learning and studying and allowing the word of God to cleanse and transfer them form them Jesus said in John chapter fifteen verse three now, you are clean through the word that I have spoken that's an ongoing process. So if we wanna be sanctified and set apart for the purposes of God that what that means. Number one is that we have to obey the gospel. We have to believe in Jesus Christ and repent of our sins and confess our faith and the baptized in water for the forgiveness of our sins. And when we do that our sins are forgiven. We're added to the church of Christ. And we are set apart for the purposes of God second what we must do is. We must live a life of faithful obedience, we must dedicate ourselves to knowing and to practicing dodge word, so that God's word may cleanse us from the inside and mold and shape us into the people that God would have us to be that in a nutshell is what sanctification is all about. So now as we turn our attention back to I s alone Ford verse three what we see is that pulses God's will is our sanctification. And when he says God's will for you a scientifique Sion, he speaking in general terms, God wants us to be set apart. He wants us to be different. To be wholly. But now he's going to be more specific part of being holy and part of being sanctified is sexual holiness. And that's what the rest of this section is all about we've reached the end of our time this morning. We appreciate so much you taking the time to tune.
"sion" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Day, you know, and Layla wasn't there yet. And it was me in amethyst in Allison we were just sitting around, and it was just really this truly collaborative, you know, each of his contributed pieces of the song and that sort of melted into this. You know what what became the track? And and it was just are. I kind of hey, we're going to we're going to say some stuff, you know, we're going to they kind of set the tone. You know, really because it's very honest. You know, in some of the language is is pretty strong, you know. But it's also the, you know, the other part of it is the resilience. You know, it's all of these things happened yet we dance yet. We continue on. And yet we maintain this aspect of ourselves that you can't take. And I think it was a really great way to start, you know, because it really did just feel like, okay? There's this incredible collaboration that's going on. And this is kind of the direction. You know, because I had no idea what was going to happen. When everybody got together. You know, I had I had no Sion's, and I had a few things to bring you know, it just as every great project does it has its own animus has his own spirit. This sort of takes hold as soon as starts. And that's kind of where I felt it started with this song. We're things started to go where they were going to end up was this. The first time you've created music solely with a group of black women. Yes. I mean, I'm thinking in terms of a recording project. Yeah. You know, obviously had been with the chocolate jobs for some time. That's all this whole guys came in later, and it was a it was a really powerful thing. You know? I mean, I'm very much into collaboration. I'm very much in clubbing across the aisle as it were and not being feeling like you have to stay in a box. But also part of that is also knowing when it is time to surround yourself with people who are also saying similar things, and you take strength from that. That was one of the reasons the chocolate drops got together. We know we wanted to pay Omar, the blacks juryman, but also was a very strong position to be in. Because all we were together. And I think that's what I felt with this record. It was like we've all been kind of saying or wanting to say these things as black women for a long time. And here we here we were in a completely safe space with each other. And when you do that, and we were all. All in kinds of music, where we don't get to do that, you know, Americana folk, you know, old time country, whatever were often, the only black woman in the room like each of us. And so to have a moment where we're all together kind of going. Oh my God. We don't have to explain this. We don't have to. We don't have to bring up the story. It'll have to represent our entire frigging race by ourselves. We don't have to, you know, be the one who has to explain to these folks wipe, blah, blah, blah, blah. We didn't have to do any of that. And so we really cut to the chase and just write music and write songs, and we knew each other is coming from kind of immediately. Just really you don't really know until you're in it like how much you need that you know. And I think everybody felt that for sure I think one of the one of the more powerful moments for me when listening to this record was just as someone who's listened to this kind of music since I was a teenager. It was the moments where I felt like you. We would give women who are briefly mentioned in traditional songs greater presence in. I wanna give an example, take a listen to this. If you're just tuning in, my guest is beginning Giddens, she's part of a new album out. Call songs of our native daughters collaborative project, featuring Alison Russell, Kia and Layla McCallum. And that's Polly ends hammer from the new album. Tell me who she. Oh, man. This is one of my favorites. You know.
"sion" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Sion's of the Larry elder show are brought to you in part by food for the pool. Have a problem getting there? Silly question. Where it is. Yeah. No problem. Nobody checking. Okay. And also her a lot of black people pullback. We will have no actually the internet the internet. Bye. Even little kid. Access to the internet. Back. Not do it at work. I've had. The the issues you look at the suppression. Right. Republicans behind say if I was right? I'm asking you to explain it further. Like you had to do three black slaves to somersaults in. Com. This is what the Republican party stands for. Places. Envious now. Laws like you had to do. Backflips to some soles have an idea. Triple eight nine seven eight. Triple eight nine seven one seven two four three larryelder. Relieffactor dot com studio. Moonwalk and backflips and. Nobody EMA place instead of me undergo the limbo rock. This is what change looks like you mean like voter ID. Yeah. Oh, man. Talk about low bar. Soft bigotry of low expectations. Triple eight nine seven one S.
"sion" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Quote, the one point over Sion of where we are ultimately going online gambling is in the high-speed lane here in the ocean state up there on Smith hill, we know that now is going to be going to translate to alternate alternate broadcasts or at the bottom of your screen. You can actually bet as the game goes on imagine that another National Hockey League star has announced that he's sitting out this year's all star action. Oh, this is getting catchy. Fox's met the politics with the story. Montreal Canadiens goaltender. Carey price. Is now the second high profile player to sit out the NHL all star game. The Canadiens announcing Monday that nagging injury will force prices it out what would have been his sixth all-star appearance in San Jose Canadians. Head coach Paul Julian I think the fact that he under. Stands his role and what he's asked to do. Here is is probably key to that early. Rules. Price will have to serve a mandatory one game suspension for sitting out the NHL all star game the haves goalie joins Washington Capitals. Captain Alex Ovechkin and electing to rest up for the second half of the season instead of taking part in the midseason festivities. Matt Napolitano, Fox News, six twenty eight down case you missed it Christian bale thanked Satan during his Golden Globes acceptance speech for best actor in the Dick Cheney by vice now, the former vice president's daughter, Liz Cheney is slamming the actor for linking her father to Satan, taking Twitter, Liz Cheney links to a two thousand and eight story by the independent, headlined, Christian bale, arrested for assault on mother and sister. Now back in July of two thousand eight bills mom and sister actually, accused him of assaulting them in a hotel. But the chargers were soon dropped due to insufficient evidence. And she posted Satan, probably inspired him to do this to. That's what she wrote alongside the link. But the church of Satan has stepped. Up to Twitter to defend bail believe in not in the idea of what Satan represents. Yes. The church of Satan to us Satan is a symbol of pride liberty in individualism, and it serves as an external projection of our highest personal potential. That's what the church of Satan wrote as Mr. bales own talent and skill won him the award. This is fitting hail Christian inhale. Satan is what they posted the church of Satan is Liz Cheney gets back into the face of Christian bale, six twenty nine. I don't know if you saw this up at Carol Burnett received the first ever lifetime achievement award for television at the Golden Globes in the named after her the Carol Burnett award at the Golden Globes, certainly a highlight of the show. And now some people have accused killer Cuco of not standing during this historic moment. Well, she tweeted back. She said, look, Carol brunette absolute idol, please had nothing to do with me not standing up. So apparently the star has. Instagram to make it clear how much the historic Golden Globes moment mentor, by the way, that is the only part of the Golden Globes that I watched the only part in it lasted four and a half minutes. Carol Burnett eighty six years old now and man sharp as a tack, and it was a great. Great acceptance speech by her Carol Burnett, receiving the first ever lifetime achievement award for entertainment and television on the Golden Globes and they named the award after her going forward six thirty NewsRadio nine twenty.